About the Project

The ZooTrophy Animal-a-Day project began on October 15th, 2013 as illustrator Angela "LemurKat" Oliver began working her way, systematically but selectively, through the alphabet and presenting, via social media, an illustrated animal to the world. Daily.

All pieces are drawn as 2.5 x 3.5 inch collectible cards, using a combination of polychromos and prismacolor pencils, along with other art materials. Many are still available for purchase ($10) or trade, so drop her an email if anything captures your eye or if there is an animal you wish to request.

It is predicted this project will take her at least two years to complete - with approximately 36 animals being drawn for each letter. She has also used the images to create a collectible hardback encyclopedia series, playing cards and a desk calendar, as well as the ZooTrophy collectible trading card game.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Creature Feature #543: Ornate Horned Frog

The Ornate Horned Frog is sometimes known as the "Pacman" frog for her diet - which consists not of ghosts, but of anything large enough to fit in her mouth. This includes rodents, lizards, fish, other frogs, spiders and insects. An ambush predator, she sits motionless, relying on her camouflage, and waits for prey to blunder past. She has a reputation for being fearless and will fight back against attackers, no matter their size. She is naturally found in Argentina, but has also been introduced into the pet industry.

She is classified as "Near Threatened" in the wild.

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